I love having my future in-laws in town but I also love my freedom. You lose a little bit of the latter when you have company staying with you. Not complaining, it has been a fun week that included day trips, date nights, movies and games. Friday we are going to the casino, soo not my scene but the people-watching will be fun. We only see Todd’s parents a few times a year so it is nice to have time with them. Plus, they are so easy going that it is pretty effortless on me as a hostess while they stay with us.
After their visits though I am eager to get back to business as usual. One thing I miss when we have company in town is my girlfriends. I do not see them at all. I don’t get to talk to them as much either. I literally sent one an email today to check in.
The item on the top of my agenda once I am free to make plans again is a girls night. My friends and I agreed on the near by wine bar and then a night downtown. The wine bar was my suggestion. We all love the bar anyway, but in truth my motives for choosing it are selfish. I am out of my favorite white and that is where I usually get it. I am looking forward to a cheese, wine and girl talk.
I had the meeting with my academic advisor in the program yesterday. Let me begin by expressing my total frustration with the parking situation. If I am paying 100.00 for parking on campus I expect to be able to actually find parking on campus. I quickly learned I am going to have to keep my expectations low in this area. I knew parking would be hairy so I arrived two hours early. I had my book and my decaf, I planned to get parked and read down stairs until it was time for my meeting. My plan went up in smokes when I arrived on campus. An hour and fifteen minutes of looking for parking and I finally managed to get myself parked. I arrived 15 minutes before my scheduled time. Good grief.
The meeting itself went well. I have my academic plan laid out, the courses for my major and the minor I am considering pursuing line up so I am all set. I sign up for classes next week at orientation and the rest will fall into place from there.
I have to say it’s nice to have a few posts actually relating to school recently. I love what this blog has been for me, a place to think, vent, and a general release of whatever it is that may be banging around inside me at any given time. I started it with a purpose though, to document my experiences as a returning student and I have not lost sight of that. I am excited for what the future holds as I navigate the school of social work and being able to look back at these posts later and remember this moment in time.